As New Yorkers mull over another FBI sting operation which netted an alleged would-be terrorist this week, a similar case is headed for an appellate hearing in federal court early next month. An appeal filed by the so-called Newburgh Four, who were convicted last fall of a 2009 plot to shoot down m ... More >>
In what has to be one of the least fair decisions in history, a federal judge has sentenced three of the four men convicted of plotting to blow up synagogues in the Bronx and shoot down a military jet to 25 years in prison. In a case absolutely choking with troubling questions about the beha ... More >>
A new report out of the NYU Law School slams the feds and the NYPD for conduct in three recent terrorism cases, saying that the government should end the practice of sending "paid informants into Muslim communities or families without any particularized suspicion of criminal activity." The ... More >>
A reading of U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon's May 3 order denying motions for a new trial by the Newburgh 4 shows several additional criticisms of the government's case. The judge esssentially ruled that those problems, while significant, could not overcome the jury verdict and legal pre ... More >>
In a fairly interesting development in a closely watched terror case, a federal judge has decided to postpone the sentencing of four Newburgh NY men convicted of plotting to blow up two synagogues and shoot down Judge Colleen McMahon, in a handwritten order, put off the March 24 sentencing in U.S. ... More >>
Was David Williams IV a terrorist? Or was he just out to make an easy score by scamming the government's informant?